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Flu season: What you need to know

Flu is officially upon us. If you have ever had the flu, you know it can knock you out ó with members of your family, friends and co-workers not far behind. Today, it’s more important than ever to get your facts straight about the flu and what you can do to keep yourself safe and…

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Driving safely on snow or icy roads

Unless you’re traveling through the mountains of Southern California in the winter, driving in the snow doesn’t occur very often. First off, don’t assume your vehicle can handle any road condition. Even four-wheel drive vehicles can encounter trouble on winter roads. However, if you plan on traveling where it does snow or the roads ice…

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3-D printing saves maintainers money at Hill

The 309th Maintenance Support Group at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, has a long history of building items, ranging from wooden office doors to splash molds that detect aircraft cracks. New technology is adding Rapid Prototyping, often referred to as 3-D printing, to the mix.

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W.A.S.P., 90 years well-lived

Photograph by Rebecca Amber Women Airforce Service Pilot Flora Belle (Smith) Reece spoke at the WASP memorial dedication at Lancaster Cemetery in 2011. Antelope Valley residents said ìgood-byeî to World War II-era Women Airforce Service Pilot and Congressional Gold Medal recipient Flora Belle (Smith) Reece Dec. 1 at the age of 90. Reece died peacefully…

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Don’t let a lack of tortoise training slow you down

Edwards has three large desert areas designated for recreational use on base, two of them for off-road motorized vehicles. People who use those areas are required to carry proof of desert tortoise training to avoid a citation.


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Avoiding retreat is cowardly

Posted  July 26, 2013

Air Force photo by Senior Airman William OíBrien An Airman salutes the flag during Retreat. KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -It was one of the first beautiful days in a very long while in and around Bolling Air Force Base, District of Columbia. Rain was predicted, but I was hoping it would hold out until…

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Exchange adds splash of color to fourth annual ëCutest Kiddoí contest

Posted  July 26, 2013

Youngsters competing to be the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s “Cutest Kiddo” will have the opportunity to flex some artistic muscle this year. Through Aug. 9, Exchange patrons worldwide may post photographs of their children holding a completed coloring page to the Exchange Facebook page for the first-ever “‘Color Me’ Cutest Kiddo” contest. Contestants…

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New commander for 412th CS

Posted  July 26, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Lt. Col. Christopher Budde (center)is congratulated by Col. Robert Hoff, 412th Mission Support Group commander, during a change of command ceremony for the 412th Communications Squadron July 17 at Club Muroc. Budde assumed command of the squadron from Lt. Col. Keith Repik (far right). Budde comes to Edwards from…

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APET Rescue needs volunteers!

Posted  July 26, 2013

Do you like working with animals? Do you have a special skill (grooming, vet/vet tech experience, dog training)? Do you want to meet new people? Do you have 3-6 hours to spare each week? Do you or someone in your family need work experience? Stop by APET and become a volunteer. We are a non-profit,…

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NASA’s G-III Aerodynamics Test Bed undergoes stress tests

Posted  July 26, 2013

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich NASA Dryden Flight Loads engineer William Lokos monitors a wing loading test of NASA G-III 804 during recent testing in support of the Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge, or ACTE, project. NASA’s G-III Research Test Bed aircraft No. 804 recently underwent structural testing in NASA Dryden Flight Research Center’s Flight Loads…

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Water safety tips

Posted  July 26, 2013

Wear flotation devices while boating, water skiing or kayaking just to name a few. Always keep them buckled, snapped or zipped, so if you fall in, they will stay on. Do not mix drinking and swimming or boating at picnics or outings. More than 10 percent of all drowning victims had consumed alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic…

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Recognizing second quarter graduates

Posted  July 26, 2013

Congratulations to the following Team Edwards members on completing a degree or certificate program during the second quarter of 2013, AFMC’s “Year of the Graduate.” The goal of YoGrad is to inspire those considering or currently working on an education plan to start, continue or complete that plan. Master Sgt. Jusberto Bosquesantiago Staff Sgt. Cody…

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Built for speed

Posted  July 26, 2013

Speeding is only one problem when it comes to private motor vehicle-related mishaps. When you take a look at the top six causes, youíll see that the greatest threat to drivers is the drivers themselves. These are the top six, in order, identified by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration: driver distraction, driver fatigue, drunk…

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News Briefs July 26, 2013

Posted  July 26, 2013

Promotion ceremony The Team Edwards Promotion Ceremony Committee invites everyone to this month’s enlisted promotion ceremony July 31 in the Base Auditorium at 3 p.m. Freeway closures ANTELOPE VALLEY FREEWAY (SR-14) CANYON LANE CLOSURES The California Department of Transportation will close portions of Antelope Valley Freeway SR-14 from Sierra Highway (Soledad Canyon Road) to Palmdale…

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412th MDOS welcomes new commander

Posted  July 26, 2013

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Col. Stephen†Donaldson (left), 412th Medical Group commander, presided over a change of command ceremony in which Lt. Col. Corey Munro succeeded Lt. Col. Tracy A. Neal-Walden†as the 412th Medical Operations Squadron commander July 22, 2013 at Club Muroc. Munro was previously assigned as the†commander of 673rd Medical Group –…

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